The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It (2021)
June 4, 2021
June 4, 2021 (HBO)
Rated R for terror, violence and some disturbing images
“The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” reveals a chilling story of terror, murder and unknown evil that shocked even experienced real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. One of the most sensational cases from their files, it starts with a fight for the soul of a young boy, then takes them beyond anything they’d ever seen before, to mark the first time in U.S. history that a murder suspect would claim demonic possession...
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In The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It
, we learn that demonic possession is a legal defense strategy, that girlfriends are allowed to stay overnight in prisons to comfort their allegedly possessed homicidal beau, and that James Wan is a terrific horror director (note, we re-learn that last part because this is the first Conjuring
movie to not be directed by James Wan). Lacking the same scares and edge-of-your-seat suspense as its two direct predecessors and more than a couple of the franchise’s spin-offs, this third entry is a mildly entertaining but ultimately disappointing affair that maybe is worth watching on HBO Max, but certainly not the cash or time to see it in theaters.
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